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WR Corey Davis - Tennessee Titans

6-3, 209Born: 1-11-1995College: Western MichiganDrafted: Round 1, pick 2017

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 10): It was reasonable to expect little from Davis against the Jaguars. This week brings a beatable Giants defense and Marcus Mariota is still playing well enough to support WR3/Flex value from Davis.

Week 15: at New York Giants

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. The Titans passing offense was a non-factor in last week's game due to how successful they were rushing the ball in a strong performance against the Jaguars. Marcus Mariota attempted just 24 passes, marking the fourth time in his last five games that Mariota has attempted 24 or fewer passes. While he has thrown for multiple touchdowns in three of those games, the typical expectations for this passing offense must be kept relatively low given how volatile the swings can be. Corey Davis is not being used as a true WR1 as he has led the team in targets just once in his last four games with over 50 receiving yards in just one of those outings. The usage and productivity of Davis have been all over the place this season, and neither he nor any other part of this passing offense can be relied upon with confidence. Injuries have also plagued the Titans recently as they just lost tight end Jonnu Smith with a season-ending knee injury last week while Tajae Sharpe was forced from the game with an ankle injury that has plagued him for the past few weeks. If Sharpe misses, Taywan Taylor will continue to see extended playing time with big play upside. The Giants passing defense has been near the middle of the pack this season, allowing below the league average in fantasy points per game to both quarterbacks and wide receivers but slightly above the average mark for total passing yards per game at 262 yards per game. Their schedule has not been particularly challenging though, and this secondary has underperformed with Janoris Jenkins playing a tier below what he once was at the cornerback position. Jenkins should be pretty evenly matched with Corey Davis in this contest. The loss of top safety Landon Collins to injury also hurts this secondary as he was one of their top defensive backs. Safety Michael Thomas has seen an increase in playing time with the injury to Collins though, and he is proving to be a nice replacement option over the top who should be able to help prevent big plays from the likes of Taywan Taylor. This defensive front for New York has now put together back-to-back outings with five sacks after having a terrible time rushing the passer throughout their first 11 games, but in both cases, they were facing below average offensive lines and far below average quarterbacks in Chase Daniel and Mark Sanchez. While the Titans offensive line is struggling with injuries and has allowed their fair share of sacks, they should pose much more of a challenge than what the Giants have faced in their last two games.

Recent Stats and Projections

11 at IND 58 1 -1 0 4 2 30 0 0 2.9
12 at HOU 53 1 39 0 4 4 96 1 0 19.5
13 vs NYJ 65 1 12 0 7 3 42 1 0 11.4
14 vs JAX 50 1 0 0 3 2 21 0 0 2.1
15 at NYG 0 0 0 0 6 3 33 0 0 3.3
15 at NYG PROJ-Dodds * 1 * * 4 * * * *
15 at NYG PROJ-Tremblay * 1 * * 4 * * * *
15 at NYG PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 4 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Corey Davis's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 14 vs JAX (3 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)

With a dominant ground game, Corey Davis and the passing offense did not have a chance to make many plays this week. Davis only managed to bring in two receptions, one of which was a wide open look on 3rd-and-5 for 13 yards. Davis drew a long pass interference penalty just before halftime that could have otherwise been a long touchdown as Davis was on track to be wide open. He also had an end zone look in the fourth quarter when the Titans went for it on fourth and goal, but the ball sailed right through his hands. It was a pass that should have been caught.

2018 Week 13 vs NYJ (7 / 3 / 42 / 1 rec, 1 / 12 / 0 rush)

Corey Davis had an up and down outing as Mariota spread the ball out to nine different receivers with no one receiving option seeing more than three receptions. Davis led the team in targets, but he only managed to haul in three of those seven. His second touch of the day was an end around that Davis took for 12 yards to the left side--matching the longest run of any Titans rusher outside of Mariota. Only a couple plays later, Davis was flagged for an illegal block that negated what would have been a 20-yard pass play to Cameron Batson. Davis also didn't help himself by dropping a routine screen pass thrown right to him on their drive midway through the second quarter. His first big catch and longest gain of the day was for 22 yards, coming from a dig route late in the first half as Davis found plenty of room in soft coverage. Outside of a couple deep balls near the start of the second half, Davis was virtually invisible until what would be the final meaningful play for the Titans offense as Davis hauled in the game-winning touchdown from 11 yards out. He caught it just a few yards from the goal line and managed to power his way over the line for the score--his third touchdown in the last four weeks.

2018 Week 12 vs HOU (4 / 4 / 96 / 1 rec, 1 / 39 / 0 rush)

Corey Davis got started with a nice route to the sideline for a 19-yard catch on the first drive of the game. He then drew a defensive pass interference call 33-yards downfield on the very next play. Davis would contribute on the ground in a big way here with a 39-yard rush coming from an end around fed his way by way of Derrick Henry, who took the direct snap. It was an innovative play call that took the Texans secondary by surprise as Davis easily accelerated past the chasing defensive linemen before finally running into a couple defenders. With this play, Davis actually finished as the leading rusher for the Titans. It was not his longest play of the evening though, as Davis ran a spec spectacular double move, cutting out and up before hauling in a big 48-yard touchdown reception at the end of the third quarter. The ball was very slightly underthrown, but Davis slowed down to make the catch before cutting back inside to split the defenders on his way to the end zone.

2018 Week 11 vs IND (4 / 2 / 30 / 0 rec, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)

Corey Davis had a tough outing with only four targets as this Titans passing offense struggled all day. Davis would help convert a third down on the first drive of the game with his first reception going for seven yards over the middle. He found some separation to make a big catch downfield for 23 yards to kick off the second quarter. This was really the highlight play of the day for Davis, as he ran a great route and showed his strength after the catch to basically carry a defender for another seven or so yards until being brought down. Outside of this play and a few other dink and dunk receptions, it was a huge disappointment as his stock dropped significantly once Blaine Gabbert came into the game--seeing just two incomplete targets in the second half.

2018 Week 10 vs NE (10 / 7 / 125 / 1 rec)

Corey Davis was the absolute focal point of the Titans passing offense in this game, receiving 10 targets while accounting for over half the team's total receiving yards while the next closest player saw just three targets with 45 receiving yards. Davis got it going on the first drive with a fingertip catch streaking across the middle of the field for 24 yards. He drew a pass interference penalty on the next drive before hauling in a 16-yard reception to pick up a long first down. Davis would cap that drive off by hauling in a spectacularly placed ball over his shoulder after beating Stephon Gilmore in coverage for the touchdown. Davis saw his next big play come just before halftime as he got plenty of separation in coverage before catching a well-thrown ball from Mariota for a 20-yard gain. Davis had a quieter second half, but he did make an acrobatic catch for short yardage near the end of the third quarter as Mariota threw the ball high and behind Davis, but Davis fully extended to pluck the ball out of the air.

2018 Week 9 vs DAL (10 / 6 / 56 / 0 rec, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)

Corey Davis was peppered with 34.5 percent of Mariota's targets in this game as he was used as a true WR1. Many of the targets for Davis were of the dink and dunk variety though, as he finished with only two receptions of more than 10 yards--both coming in the first quarter. Davis nearly hauled in a touchdown early in the fourth quarter as he was wide open in the end zone, but Mariota just slightly overthrew him, allowing Davis to get just one hand on the ball. As time wound down late in the fourth quarter, Davis converted on a critical third down with a curl route for eight yards to help set up the Titans' game-clinching touchdown.

2018 Week 7 vs LAC (7 / 3 / 10 / 0 rec)

Corey Davis had another forgettable outing despite improved play from the offense as a whole. He was second in targets on the team, but only managed 10 yards from three receptions. Davis dropped what would have been a third-down conversion of at least 10 yards in the fourth quarter as the well-thrown pass bounced right off his hands. Davis also had a good look at a ball in the end zone, but he could not haul in what would have been a tough catch in traffic.

2018 Week 6 vs BAL (4 / 1 / 24 / 0 rec)

Corey Davis had a tough day, as did the rest of the Titans offense. Marcus Mariota only completed 10 passes as he was too busy running for his life. Davis struggled to get open quickly though, making it hard for Mariota to find him. Davis' one reception came on a play where Davis made a nice move away from the cornerback to attack the football and make the reception. This 24-yard catch was the longest play on offense for the Titans.

2018 Week 5 vs BUF (6 / 4 / 49 / 0 rec)

Corey Davis was the Titans' top target again this week, but he only managed 49 yards against tough coverage from Tre'Davious White. Davis started with a quiet first quarter outside of a short screen pass for four yards. Late in the first half, Davis made the catch and showed some extra effort to pick up the last couple yards on 3rd-and-11 deep in Titans territory to pick up the first down and keep their drive alive. His biggest play of the game would come midway through the third quarter as Mariota connected with Davis stealing across the middle of the field on a crossing route for 23 yards.

2018 Week 4 vs PHI (15 / 9 / 161 / 1 rec)

Corey Davis had a heck of a game this week as he led the team in all receiving categories while hauling in the first regular season touchdown of his career. Davis could have started off the day with a huge splash had Mariota been able to connect with him on a deep ball that surely would have been a touchdown. Davis instead settled for a 28-yard reception as his only catch of the first drive. Davis led off the next drive with another deep reception for 25 yards. He was peppered with targets throughout the game with more impactful gains up until his longest play of the game, which came in a big spot midway through the fourth quarter. On the first play of the drive, Davis streaked down the field at full speed as Mariota hit him perfectly in stride for a 51-yard reception that put the Titans in great shape to eventually find the end zone to take the lead. His next big moment came at the end of overtime as Davis hauled in the game-winning touchdown reception-- a 10-yard grab on which he elevated to bring in the contested catch to close this one out.

2018 Week 3 vs JAX (4 / 2 / 34 / 0 rec)

Corey Davis was only targeted four times as the Titans offense was extremely limited with an injured Marcus Mariota at the helm for three-quarters of play. Davis did lead the team in receiving yards though, fueled by a 22-yard reception near the start of the second half. On 1st-and-20, this was a simple comeback route where Davis stopped on a dime to haul in the short pass before breaking through an arm tackle to accelerate across the first down line. Davis would have another big situational catch on 3rd-and-5 to move the chains as he hauled in shallow slant route right at the first down marker before getting a few extra yards on sheer effort for a 12-yard gain.

2018 Week 2 vs HOU (7 / 5 / 55 / 0 rec)

Corey Davis led the team in targets (7) for the second straight week in a game that did not set up well for wide receivers with the run-heavy game script. With Blaine Gabbert under center, very few risks were taken in the passing game as nearly every reception by Davis came from within 10 yards of the line of scrimmage. Davis did not receive a target until late in the first quarter when showed his physicality with a big stiff arm at the tail end of a third-down reception to help pick up a few extra yards for the first down. The final drive of the game would be his most productive as Davis sprinted across the field to get open on a crossing route near the start of the drive, hauling in a 13-yard reception to move the chains. Later in the drive, Davis caught a screen pass and weaved his way upfield showing great acceleration and power as he broke two tackles on his way to an 18-yard gain before brought down. Davis did cough up the ball at the end of the run, but it was batted out of bounds.

2018 Week 1 vs MIA (13 / 6 / 62 / 0 rec)

Corey Davis was a very big part of this Titans offense early and often, finishing with a career-high 13 targets. The issue here is that Davis really didn't do much with those targets as he only managed to haul in six of them for 62 yards. His first catch of the game was a great wheel route across the middle for a 17-yard pickup. Davis then led off the next drive with a 10 yard gain from a short pass. Davis seemed to struggle under solid coverage from rookie cornerback Minkah Fitzpatrick and Xavien Howard throughout the day, as they were instrumental to some of his missed targets. Davis had a chance to score near the goal line during the first half, but he simply could not overcome the coverage from Fitzpatrick to haul in the catch.


Latest News

Titans | Corey Davis posts 33 yards (Sun Dec 16, 05:18 PM) - Tennessee Titans WR Corey Davis caught three passes for 33 yards against the New York Giants in Week 15.

Our View: Davis has either been a fantasy bust or a fantasy WR1 this year. He is still on the way up as a player but needs a consistent Marcus Mariota and offense around him to become a consistent fantasy player.
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Titans | Corey Davis quiet in win (Thu Dec 6, 11:25 PM) - Tennessee Titans WR Corey Davis caught two passes on three targets for 21 yards and failed to gain a yard on his only carry in a 30-9 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 14.

Our View: Davis was predictably shut down by Jalen Ramsey. He'll be back in our lineups next week against the Giants.
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